|One of the carved "kerb stones" at Knowth passage tomb.|
|In the passage at Knowth, this picture was taken with the flash on. The Knowth passages are|
designed for the spring and fall equinoxes--i.e. on an east/west axis, they're aligned with the sunrise
March 21 and Sept 21.
|Same passage at Knowth, no flash, just the ambient electric lights.|
|Some of the decorated "kerb" stones that encircle the large mound at Knowth.|
|We were allowed to climb to the top of the Knowth mound, and this is the view towards|
New Grange (that golden mound in the mid-ground).
|New Grange--the entrance to the winter solstice passage, surrounded by a reconstructed|
quartz and granite wall.
|Lloyd "minding his head" upon exiting the passage. In front is the very famous entrance|
stone with the carved spirals.
|We were treated to a black powder demonstration--very loud!|
We are now in the medieval town of Trim and could be here for a couple of nights. We're staying at the Bridge House Hostel which is a couple of converted houses right next to the bridge over the River Boyne. Indeed one of the houses is under the bridge and the common lounge on the lower floor is one of the bridge arches. So far it seems very clean and we're sharing the space with some American archeology students here on a field school experience, working on a dig at a medieval abbey.